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Local workers - Age structure - All industries

In the SHOROC Region, there are more younger workers (15 to 44 years) than older workers (45 year and over) in the local worker population.

The Age Structure of an industry's local workers is a key component to understanding the role and function of that industry in SHOROC Region. It is an indicator of the age of the industry and how long it has been established in the area, as well as the possible challenges in expanding that industry in the future.

For example an area with young local workers may be more mobile and likely to change jobs/industries in the future while an industry with an older local workers may face succession planning issues and challenges in attracting new staff.

For a complete local workers analysis for SHOROC Region, Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Income and Hours worked.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Local workers age structure
SHOROC Region - All industries20112006Change
Ten year age groups (years)Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
15 to 24 years12,47314.714.412,54915.615.4-76
25 to 34 years16,71619.821.916,25120.221.9+465
35 to 44 years19,21322.723.218,70823.324.2+505
45 to 54 years18,94722.422.717,67322.023.1+1,274
55 to 64 years12,87515.214.511,85614.812.9+1,019
65 years and over4,3625.23.43,2384.02.6+1,124

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers age structure, 2011
Local workers age structure, 2011 15 to 24 years, New South Wales: 14.4% 25 to 34 years, New South Wales: 21.9% 35 to 44 years, New South Wales: 23.2% 45 to 54 years, New South Wales: 22.7% 55 to 64 years, New South Wales: 14.5% 65 years and over, New South Wales: 3.4% 15 to 24 years, SHOROC Region: 14.7% 25 to 34 years, SHOROC Region: 19.8% 35 to 44 years, SHOROC Region: 22.7% 45 to 54 years, SHOROC Region: 22.4% 55 to 64 years, SHOROC Region: 15.2% 65 years and over, SHOROC Region: 5.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers age structure, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers age structure, 2006 to 2011 15 to 24 years, SHOROC Region - All industries: -76 25 to 34 years, SHOROC Region - All industries: +465 35 to 44 years, SHOROC Region - All industries: +505 45 to 54 years, SHOROC Region - All industries: +1,274 55 to 64 years, SHOROC Region - All industries: +1,019 65 years and over, SHOROC Region - All industries: +1,124
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the age structure of the workforce in the SHOROC Region in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (15 to 44 years) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (45 years and over).

Overall, 57.2% of the workforce was aged under 45 years, compared to 59.4% for New South Wales. 42.8% were aged 45 years and over, compared to 40.6% for New South Wales.

The major differences between the age structure of the workforce in the SHOROC Region and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 65 years and over (5.2% compared to 3.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers aged 55 to 64 years (15.2% compared to 14.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 25 to 34 years (19.8% compared to 21.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers aged 35 to 44 years (22.7% compared to 23.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the age structure of the workforce in the SHOROC Region between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 45 to 54 years (+1,274 local workers)
  • 65 years and over (+1,124 local workers)
  • 55 to 64 years (+1,019 local workers)
  • 35 to 44 years (+505 local workers)

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